#TKLucky7 Recipe #1 - Sweet Red Chili Grilled Pork Chops Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Cherries and Basil

Sweet Chili Grilled Pork Chops Stuffed with Goat Cheese, Cherries and Basil

Ingredients

2 1-inch thick boneless, butterflied pork chops

1 300g log goat cheese

20 cherries, pits removed, chopped

handful of fresh basil leaves, chopped

2 Tbsp Thai Kitchen Premium Fish Sauce

1 Tbsp Billy Bee Honey

1 Tbsp Thai Kitchen Roasted Red Chili Paste

1 C Thai Kitchen Sweet Red Chili Sauce

- Preheat BBQ

- Lay pork chops between two layers of plastic wrap – using a rubber mallet or a wooden rolling pin, pound each chop flat starting in the center – the goal is to flatten the meat not pulverize it so you don't have to smash too hard

- In a bowl, with a fork, mix goat cheese, chopped cherries, chopped basil, Thai Kitchen Premium Fish Sauce, Billy Bee Honey and Thai Kitchen Roasted Red Chili Paste - divide goat cheese mixture evenly on top of each flattened chop – roll chops and tie with twine

- Brush each chop liberally with Thai Kitchen Sweet Red Chili Sauce - grill until the thickest part of each chop reaches an internal temperature of 160º 

 

Pounding out the pork chops between two layers of plastic wrap - remember you want to flatten, not pulverize.

 

Fish sauce is a wonderful substitute for salt!

 

Divide goat cheese mixture evenly between chops.

 

Roll and tie with kitchen twine. I also tied along the length of the chops to help keep the goat cheese inside.

 

Brush liberally with Thai Kitchen Sweet Chili Sauce and grill until thickest part of chop reads 160º on a meat thermometer.

I got this email in early November:

'Dear Kelly, Thai Kitchen is undertaking a Canada-wide search for the best Social Media Influencers with a strong background in food to compete in a new national campaign. The search has been extensive and your name has been pulled from over 200 potential Influencers in your market as a one of three potential contestants.'

After a few emails back and forth and a phone interview, I received THIS email:

'Congratulations Kelly! It is our pleasure to inform you that you have been selected as one of seven Canadian Celebrity Food Bloggers for the Thai Kitchen Lucky Recipe Challenge!'

So what does this mean?

7 Canadian bloggers - 7 recipes each - 7 days - #TKLucky7

Beginning today, January 6th, we wil each post one recipe per day until January 12th.

After that?

VOTE TO WIN!!!!

 Each blogger has their own set of prizes to give away during FAN VOTE (January 13th - 19th) and CANADA VOTES (January 20th - 26th).

More details to follow!!

While you're at it, why not stop in and say hello to my cross-Canada blogger competition?

Don - www.foodieprints.com - Ottawa

Elizabeth - www.guiltykitchen.com - Vancouver

Jason - www.shutupandeat.ca - Montreal

Jo-Anna - www.aprettylifeinthesuburbs.com - Calgary

Melissa - www.sexyfoodtherapy.com - Toronto

Stacey - www.thislilpiglet.net - Regina

***This blog post is sponsored by Thai Kitchen Canada*** 

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